Earlier today I offered some thoughts on Eastern vs. Western philosophy on society and how it relates to happiness. Near the end of it, I mentioned that in the West we do have the foundation for a successful society (based on the concept of the individual being more important than the collective). Obviously that means within the rule of law. I thought I should expand a little bit on the foundation piece.
Then I remembered that there was a recent discussion between Bill Whittle and Andrew Klavan that does a lot of the heavy lifting on that. Here, they discuss the Christian roots of our unique culture and how it enables individuality.